Made from used food jars, you can decorate them with flat-bottom marbles (or whatever you like), and place them in the garden. Tiny toys and secret notes can be hidden inside—like little time capsules in your garden.
Follow the photo-link to discover how to make your own treasure jars.
If you're the type of person who's loath to throw anything away, then turn your unwanted items into gorgeous DIY projects. After all, one person's trash is another's treasure, right? Get inspired by these DIY ideas for ordinary household objects.
People who own a one-of-a-kind piece of Shimmerlings® jewelry make a fashion-forward statement.
Located in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Shimmerlings (owner/artist JeaneMargherite Schintgen) is proud to be a part of the Sustainable Jewelry Movement. This group of companies and individuals has chosen to be more conscious about their choices, and how consumables are used, reused and how waste is viewed. The Shimmerlings collection of stylish pieces are hand-crafted from vintage cast-offs discovered at estate sales, consignment stores and antique shops. The original finds are either completely deconstructed and added to their inventory of raw material or select portions are incorporated into a new, original design. Shimmerlings founder, JeaneMargherite, states: “We believe that all materials can be purposed and repurposed to become useful building blocks in jewelry fashion.”
JeanMarherite continues to build her reputation for creating beautiful treasures in a manner in which allow them to honor the environmental and spiritual aspects of the components used for each of individual keepsakes.
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Artfully Reimagined's insight:
Spring fever has hit the team at Artfully Reimagined and we’re all itching to take on our individual home renovation projecst we’ve each assembled over the winter.
One member of our team is looking to replace a worn out, chipped ceramic tile kitchen floor. She was very excited to discover the many “green” alternatives available. Bamboo, cork, jute, reclaimed wood or true linoleum are just a few of the many choices she is considering. (Who knows, she just may repurpose the old tiles into a masterpiece for “Artfully Reimagined???”)
Our ace Web Master will be renovating a bathroom. He plans on installing a low-flow toilet, a flow-reducer shower head and tiles made of recycled content. We can’t wait to see the finished project.
Owners Pam and Nora took some much needed time off to head to the local home improvement store to explore their options for low or no VOC paints to update the room colors in their homes. They came back invigorated from their excursion and are ready to start rolling.
And let’s not forget our very talented Social Media intern. He recently purchased an older home in desperate need of updating. His aggressive project list consists of adding ceiling fans throughout the home to improve air flow, installing attic insulation to prevent heat transfer and replacing old appliances with Energy Star rated appliances.
These natural and durable building materials provide a very cool contrast to elegant succulent plants. Used bricks work even better because they have a bit of personality and history behind them, and they are inexpensive (if they are used, they are probably thrown away, so they are free)! The tricky part is to drill the holes, it not very difficult but you’ll have to be very patient, because any shock could shatter the brick.
A Parisian apartment left untouched for over 70 years was discovered in the quartier of Pigalle a few summers ago and I’ve been meaning to share the pictures with you. Time to unlock the vault … The owner of this apartment, Mrs.
Artfully Reimagined's insight:
Thought we would share this story about what was discovered inside a Parisian apartment that had been left untouched since the beginning of World War II. Repurposed artists would have a field day reimagining the contents of what was once an elegant living space!
While planning for an upcoming vacation I realized I was much in need of a tote bag that would comply with the airline size restrictions andwithstand the abuse of being jammed under that less-than -roomy space under the seat in front of me, while serving its primary role as a fashion accessory.
I quickly discovered my choices were endless. Thanks to a business colleague who suggested I look at bags created using recycled materials, I found a bag that’s stylish, chic, functional – and environmental friendly.
While I was more than pleased with my acquisition, I was even more surprised at the comments I received at the airport: from check-in personnel – to the server at the restaurant – to my seat mate, all were intrigued by the creative use of repurposed materials and how today’s designers are embracing the mission to reduce waste on our planet.